Last Sunday we decided to take a ride to Albany, TX. It can be a very long ride depending on the roads you choose to get there. Our route took us almost 300 miles round trip and we were out for 10 hours. The first part of the ride took us through Granbury, Lipan, and Strawn, TX which takes you through some very nice hill country type of riding. Then as you move further northwest the land begins to level off giving some wonderful far-seeing scenic views. The weather forecast was saying 97 for the high but the temperature ended up over 100 at the peak of the day. We were careful to take a lot of stops and stay hydrated.
Our plan was to eat at the Icehouse restaurant but when we got there it was shut down. We couldn't tell if it was out of business or not. The windows were papered to block the view inside. We stopped for gas and asked about any other restaurants that might be open. The only place to eat on Sunday was Dairy Queen. Kind of a bummer to ride all that way just to get a fast-food burger. Fortunately, this setback was the only downside to the entire day. This ride definitely followed the saying: It's not about the destination, it's about the ride.
We Did Not Make It To Fort Griffin
We had also planned on visiting the historical Fort Griffin but it was hot and getting late by the time we arrived in Albany from all of the little back roads we took to get there. If we didn't have to go to work the next day we could have gone there but, duty calls. Our plans were bigger than the hours in the day. Albany however has some very nice historical architecture so we spent time around the main plaza and took a bunch of pictures before heading home.